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Mother of all gushers - BP Oil Disaster in Gulf of Mexico

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rawtruth:
Thanks, Shijing! Done. :)

Seraphina:
according to the FDA, if one does the calculations... the "accepted risk" level of consumption for Gulf crab/shrimp is 13.96 ounces per MONTH...that sucks.  oh and that's based on average weight of 176lbs, estimated exposure rate of 5 years, and lifetime expectancy of 75 years (the toxins accumulate) 12.27oz for oysters, 3lbs3oz for finfish...and that's without co-consumption.  "Accepted risk" is that 1 person in 100,000 is expected to get cancer at some point in their life from consuming the seafood...also doesn't consider the multiple other carcinogens one's exposed to amplify that number, especially for those of us living near refineries.

I decided to do the calculations after a local scientist pointed out that the FDA's "safe" level wasn't "safe" for children because it's based on 176lb. adult.  Of course to local yahoos are calling for her to be "tar and feathered"...i.e. "sounds like a good time to revive "tar n feathers" and run her out of town on a rail!".  Anyone capable of relatively simple computational skills can look at it.  The equations are at http://www.fda.gov/Food/ucm217601.htm.  The problem is that so many people willing to crucify someone willing to look at the data.

I'm seeing a lot of "wishful thinking" that all is well, nothing to see here, how dare anyone pick on poor BP...from the same people who will most likely afflicted with cancer sometime in the future, thanks to the psychopaths in charge.

Nienna:

--- Quote from: Seraphina on December 19, 2010, 06:04:52 AM ---according to the FDA, if one does the calculations... the "accepted risk" level of consumption for Gulf crab/shrimp is 13.96 ounces per MONTH...that sucks.  oh and that's based on average weight of 176lbs, estimated exposure rate of 5 years, and lifetime expectancy of 75 years (the toxins accumulate) 12.27oz for oysters, 3lbs3oz for finfish...and that's without co-consumption.  "Accepted risk" is that 1 person in 100,000 is expected to get cancer at some point in their life from consuming the seafood...also doesn't consider the multiple other carcinogens one's exposed to amplify that number, especially for those of us living near refineries.

I decided to do the calculations after a local scientist pointed out that the FDA's "safe" level wasn't "safe" for children because it's based on 176lb. adult.  Of course to local yahoos are calling for her to be "tar and feathered"...i.e. "sounds like a good time to revive "tar n feathers" and run her out of town on a rail!".  Anyone capable of relatively simple computational skills can look at it.  The equations are at http://www.fda.gov/Food/ucm217601.htm.  The problem is that so many people willing to crucify someone willing to look at the data.

I'm seeing a lot of "wishful thinking" that all is well, nothing to see here, how dare anyone pick on poor BP...from the same people who will most likely afflicted with cancer sometime in the future, thanks to the psychopaths in charge.

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Sounds to me like hired hecklers trying to rile up the peeps.  It usually works, too, on the sheeple.

c.a.: